There are 790 licensed OTs and OTAs in Nebraska according to recent BLS data. Additionally, the data projects a 33% growth in the field through 2020. All OTA licensing in Nebraska is regulated by the Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services. Below are the requirements to become a licensed OTA in Nebraska.
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OTA License Requirement
Required in Nebraska?
|Complete Accredited OTA Program from AOTE certified school & submit official transcripts||Yes|
|Submit proof of at least 2 months of supervised field experience & name of supervisor||Yes|
|Provide 2 signed letters of reference from supervisor or professor||No|
|Pass the National Board of Occupational Therapist (NBCOT) COTA Exam||Yes, $555 in person/$515 online|
|Provide letter of verification from NBCOT||Yes|
|Pass criminal background check||Yes|
|Provide statement of citizenship and alien status||No|
|Submit fingerprint card||No|
|Complete Nebraska OTA License Application & Pay Fee||Yes, $120|
|Complete continuing education credits every two years||Yes, 50 CPE credit hours|
Nebraska OTA License Application
For detailed information and instructions to become a OTA in Nebraska, see the board’s Application form. To download the form, right click the icon to the right and then click on “Save As” to save the PDF file.
Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services Contact Info
PO Box 94986
Lincoln NE 68509-4986
Why Be a OTA in Nebraska?
Nebraska offers 2 accredited OTA programs that students can choose between. Salaries for OTAs in Nebraska are slightly higher than the national average. Learn more about an OTA career in Nebraska on these pages:
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